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on the fbi's investigation. >> reporter: sources say cia director david petraeus was never the target of an fbi investigation. but when his name surfaced in another probe, agents became concerned that petraeus or his e-mail accounts may have been compromised. it all began a few months ago when a female acquaintance of the cia director received a series of harassing e-mails. which apparently referenced petraeus. the woman who sources say is not a government official notified the fbi. federal agents quickly traced those e-mails back to petraeus' biographer paula broadwellment it then revealed evidence of the extramarital affair including numerous cryptic e- mails between the retired four star general and broadwell. she spent time with petraeus in afghanistan doing research for her book "all in -- the education of general david petraeus." last february on a tour, the married mother of two children made this comment -- >> i'm not in love with david petraeus but i think he does represent a terrific role model for people, men and women no matter what. >> reporter: petraeus also a married fa
steps down after admitting he had an affair. the other woman is said to be his biographer. the fbi investigated to see whether the affair would be a security risk. >> reporter: it was just over a year ago, his wife by his side, that one of america's most decorated generals took the oath of office as cia director. today he resigned in disarrays. in a statement -- in disgrace." i showed extremely poor judgment by gentlemen of engaging in an extra marital affair." the affair came to light during an investigation that started months ago. officials became concerned about e-mails he exchanged with his biographer. >> it's sad. >> reporter: cbs 5 military analyst colonel brendan carney met him during his book tour >> she acknowledged she had been given unfetterred access to him. >> does that seem suspicious to you when you think back? >> in 31 years of being around an awful lot of general officers, i've never heard of anybody having the type of access that she had. and was i suspicious? no. i'm not going to give myself credit for that. >> reporter: the white house insists it knew nothing
. >> and the biographer who got too close to her subject. google it is about fbi mail probe that got the most famous general. our service members. the bay area tributes on this veters day. (show open) >> fought for our freedom today. we are honoring service members. the bay area tribute to veterans day. we will be right back. mushrooms have k this time - at an assi >> you're watching cbs five eyewitness news this morning. >> a seasonal morning with dire consequences. california's wild mushrooms havekilled again. this time at an assisted living facility. >> plus, a big power shift in sacramento. the democratic super majority coming up. a conversation with senator mark leno. >> if you didn't fire best, people were going to die. >> honoring the men and women who went to war. >> welcome back to eyewitness news this morning. the time is 9:00. it's sunday, november 11th. >> thanks for joining us this morning. we have a lot coming up in the next half hour. we talk more about what we can expect out of sacramento in the year and years ahead now that democrats have a super majority. >> and the one place they
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